Kilkenny Lions Club just keeps on giving to charity

From left to right:Philip O’Neill PRO Kilkenny Lions Club,John O’Regan Kilkenny Lions Club, Lisa Morris Amber Womens Refuge Centre, John Brennan St Vincent De Paul, Katherine Poulton , Dean of St Canices Cathedral,Roger Curran Kilkenny Lions Club, Brian O’Callaghan President of Kilkenny Lions Club, Celine Collins Kilkenny Lions Club, Ber Cahill Area President St VIncent De Paul, Padraig Keegan Kilkenny Lions Club, Noreen Lanigan Kilkenny Social Services, Margaret Hennessy St Vincent de Paul.

Brian O’Callaghan, President of Kilkenny Lions Club, distributed €30,000 raised from the Christmas Hamper Appeal and other recent fund-raising events to local organisations at St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Among those local organisations that benefitted were: St. Vincent De Paul; The Good Shepherd Centre; the Amber Refuge; The Church of Ireland and Kilkenny Social Services.
This year’s appeal was a tremendous success and he thanked the Kilkenny People and KCLR for giving so much of their time and resources in supporting the various Lions events.

He thanked the depth and spirit of the people of Kilkenny, both business and community, who contributed so generously and participated in this year’s appeal.
He also thanked Maura Kenealy for use of her shop in Upper Patrick Street as a collection point for auction items.

He commended the members of Kilkenny Lions Club for their hard work and commitment over the year.

Finally he thanked all of this year sponsors and in particular, State Street International Ireland Ltd, Country Style Foods Ltd, PWC and Davy Private Clients.

For the full article click here 

 

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Wine , Beer, and Whiskey Fair

Another Successful Kilkenny Lions Club Event with Special thanks to the Wine Centre, Kilkenny.

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Kilkenny Lions Club Christmas Auction

Its Almost Here, Our annual Christmas Auction Kicks off tomorrow in association with KCLR and The Kilkenny People. The Farm Auction is on the 30th of November and the 7th Of December and the General Auction is on the 5th, 6th and 7th of December.

See the Photos for a list of all Items in the auctions and dont forget to tune into KCLR and pick up a copy of the Kilkenny People to make sure you’re in on the bidding!!

To Download a PDF copy of the auction items use the following links:

Farm Auction

General Auction

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Kilkenny and St Canice’s Cathedral all set for Lions Club Schools Concert

Students from St. John of God and St. Canices Co-Ed Schools attended the Launch of the Lions Christmas Schools Concert at St. Canices Cathedral. Photo: Harry Reid.

St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny city will be centre stage with music and song on Wednesday, December 6 when the 24th  annual Lions Club Schools Concert takes place, commencing at 7.30pm.

Read the full article here 

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KCLR Live Interview with Lions President Brian O’Callaghan and Lions PRO Philip O’Neill

For anybody who missed the interview with our President Brian O’Callaghan and PRO Philip O’Neill on KCLR Live with Eimear Ní Bhraonáin Yesterday the interview is available here https://soundcloud.com/…/kclr-live-tuesday-28th-november-20… and well worth a listen as it describes exactly what is involved in the Kilkenny Lions Christmas Appeal.

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Hamper Appeal Article

Nothing seems to move Brian Cody more than spirit.  The Kilkenny senior hurling manager highlighted that Kilkenny gene, a county-wide generosity of character, at City Hall last week for the launch of the Lions Club, Spirit of Christmas Appeal.

Read the rest of the Kilkenny People Article here

http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/275257/kilkenny-lions-christmas-appeal-typifies-spirit-of-people-in-city-and-county.html

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25th Annual Christmas Hamper Appeal

From left to right: Cathaoirleach David Fitzgerald, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Manager Brian Cody, Kilkenny Lions Club President Brian O’Callaghan, and Mayor Michael Doyle at the Launch of the Kilkenny Lions Clubs 25th Annual Christmas Hamper Appeal.

In its 50th year,Kilkenny Lions Club members launched their 25th annual Spirit of Christmas Appeal last night.

  • The farm auction will run on air on KCLR on November 30th & December 7th with the general auction to be held on December 5th, 6th & 7th.

More details to follow soon here and on the Kilkenny Lions Club Facebook page here http://facebook.com/kilkennylionsclub 

Link to Kilkenny People article on the Launch available here http://kclr96fm.com/kilkenny-lions-launch-annual-Christmas-appeal-celebrate-50-years/

The interview with the Attendees of the launch is available on KCLRs Soundcloud page here https://soundcloud.com/kclr96fm/the-way-it-is-wednesday-4th-october-2017-part-two#t=30:54 (Starts at 30:54)

See below for images from the Launch, click on any image for bigger version.

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Litter pick with Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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Photos from the Brythoniaid Welsh Choirs visit to Kilkenny

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Lions Golf Classic a resounding success for Kilkenny’s Alzheimer Day Care Centre

Presentation at Kilkenny Golf Club by Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions Club, of proceeds of Lions golf classic to Pat McLoughlin ,CEO Alzheimer's Society of Ireland for their Kilkenny Day Care Centre. Left to right ; Philip Tierney Lions, Liz Cleere Ladies Captain, Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions, Breda Burke Lions, Pat McLoughlin CEO Alzheimers Ireland, Rob O'Shea Mens Captain, Philip O'Neill Lions PRO, Maeve O'Flynn Lions, Rodger Curran Lions, Pat O'Hanlon Lions.

Presentation at Kilkenny Golf Club by Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions Club, of proceeds of Lions golf classic to Pat McLoughlin ,CEO Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland for their Kilkenny Day Care Centre.
Left to right ; Philip Tierney Lions, Liz Cleere Ladies Captain, Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions, Breda Burke Lions, Pat McLoughlin CEO Alzheimers Ireland, Rob O’Shea Mens Captain, Philip O’Neill Lions PRO, Maeve O’Flynn Lions, Rodger Curran Lions, Pat O’Hanlon Lions.

Kilkenny Lions Club held a very successful golf classic in Kilkenny golf club on Saturday 1st April.

All the proceeds of the classic went to the Alzheimers Kilkenny Day Care Centre in Cootes Lane, Kilkenny.

There was a great turnout and one of the prize winning teams included sporting legends Eddie Kehir and Noel Skehan.

Rob O’Shea, Mens Captain, and Liz Cleere, Lady Captain, Kilkenny Golf Club  said they were delighted that the Lions had their classic in Kilkenny Golf Club and they recognised the valuable charity fundraising work that Lions do throughout County Kilkenny.

At the presentation of the cheque to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions said that Kilkenny Lions were delighted that they had a full time sheet for their 2nd annual charity golf fund raiser and that it was fitting that the proceeds were going to the Kilkenny Day Care Centre. He thanked all the teams that participated, those who kindly sponsored tee boxes, Kilkenny Golf Club and the Kilkenny Lions Club organising committee chaired by Pat O’Hanlon.

Pat McLoughlin National Chief Executive of the Alzheimer Society, thanked the Lions Club and said that it was estimated that there were  50,000 people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Ireland. He praised the Lions Club for all the wonderful fundraising they did to support local charities. He said the golf classic was a great example of how the local community rally around their own friends and neighbours who have dementia.   He praised the local fundraising and said that all the money raised would be spent on the local day care centre. He said services needed to be developed for both persons with dementia and their carers. He added that he would love to work with other statutory , voluntary and sporting organisations to make Kilkenny the first dementia friendly city in Ireland.    

 Philip O’Neill

PRO Kilkenny Lions Club

Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions with Rob O'Shea, Captain Kilkenny Golf Club.

Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions with Rob O’Shea, Captain Kilkenny Golf Club.

 

A number of the prize winners with Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions, Pat McLoughlin CEO Alzheimers, Rob O'Shea, Mens Captain and Liz Cleere, Ladies Captain and Lions members.

A number of the prize winners with Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions, Pat McLoughlin CEO Alzheimers, Rob O’Shea, Mens Captain and Liz Cleere, Ladies Captain and Lions members.

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